Rewilding European Landscapes by Henrique M. PereiraRewilding European Landscapes by Henrique M. Pereira

Rewilding European Landscapes

byHenrique M. PereiraEditorLaetitia M. Navarro

Hardcover | May 18, 2015

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Some European lands have been progressively alleviated of human pressures, particularly traditional agriculture in remote areas. This book proposes that this land abandonment can be seen as an opportunity to restore natural ecosystems via rewilding. We define rewilding as the passive management of ecological successions having in mind the long-term goal of restoring natural ecosystem processes. The book aims at introducing the concept of rewilding to scientists, students and practitioners. The first part presents the theory of rewilding in the European context. The second part of the book directly addresses the link between rewilding, biodiversity, and habitats. The third and last part is dedicated to practical aspects of the implementation of rewilding as a land management option. We believe that this book will both set the basis for future research on rewilding and help practitioners think about how rewilding can take place in areas under their management.

Title:Rewilding European LandscapesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:227 pagesPublished:May 18, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319120387

ISBN - 13:9783319120386

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Table of Contents

Part I - The Theory of Rewilding.- 1. Rewilding Abandoned Landscapes in Europe.- 2. European Wilderness in a Time of Farmland Abandonment.- 3. Ecosystem Services: the Opportunities of Rewilding in Europe.- Part II - Rewilding and Biodiversity.- 4. Bringing Large Mammals Back: Large Carnivores in Europe.- 5. Top Scavengers in a Wilder Europe.- 6. Rewilding: Pitfalls and Opportunities for Moths and Butterflies.- 7. Vegetation Restoration and Other Actions to Enhance Wildlife in European Agricultural Landscapes.- 8. Maintaining Disturbance-dependent Habitats.- Part III - Rewillding in Practice.- 9. Rewilding Europe: A New Strategy for an Old Continent.- 10. Preparing a New Generation of Wilderness Entrepreneurs.- 11. Towards a European Policy for Rewilding.- Index.